Jewellery

In the art and antiques market, the jewellery category spans the millennia from ancient artefacts fit for Cleopatra herself to modern branded wares by famous French and American ateliers. This may include objects of significant intrinsic worth – valued for the gemstones and precious metals from which they were made – but also objects fashioned from more humble materials that are appreciated simply for the excellence of their design.


Jean Ghika, head of jewellery at Bonhams

Bonhams appoints new head of jewellery

08 January 2018

Bonhams has announced that Jean Ghika has become its global head of jewellery.

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Cor blimey… have a butcher’s at this

08 January 2018

Cockney barrow boy-related jewellery is coming to auction in Salisbury later this month.

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Traquair brooch pinned down by auction buyer

08 January 2018

Unsigned, but breathing the name of one of the leaders of the Arts & Crafts movement in Scotland, this enamel panel and unmarked silver brooch sold for £5500 at Greenslade Taylor Hunt (19.5% buyer’s premium) in Taunton.

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Lambeth Walk 'cockney bling' comes to auction in Salisbury

05 January 2018

A cache of cockney barrow boy related jewellery will come to auction in Salisbury later this month.

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A sparkling year: a look back at some of ATG’s top jewellery stories from 2017

29 December 2017

Among the popular stories on antiquestradegazette.com this year were those concerning jewellery. From car boot finds to an emperor’s gift, these stories illustrate the power of jewels in the market – and the imagination.

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Iron Age gold torcs head to Stoke museum after fundraising target reached

19 December 2017

A collection of Iron Age gold jewellery is to go on display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after fundraising hit the £325,000 target.

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Ring recalls Nelson Band of Brothers

18 December 2017

A gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ – and containing a lock of the Admiral’s hair – sold for £20,000 (plus premium) at Duke’s of Dorchester on December 7.

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Lalique in the limelight

18 December 2017

René Lalique’s jewellery showing his characteristic but highly distinctive interpretation of Art Nouveau finds plenty of keen fans.

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Fellows’ seven-figure yellow sparkler

11 December 2017

The £1.1m paid for this Graff yellow diamond ring at Fellows on December 7 makes it the top price achieved in the UK regions this year.

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Léa Stein jewellery design sparkles at Grays

11 December 2017

One of the most innovative vintage costume-style jewellery designers is Frenchwoman Léa Stein.

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Fellows sets new house record with £1.1m diamond ring

07 December 2017

Birmingham jewellery specialist Fellows set a house record today selling an exceptional diamond ring by Graff for £1.1m (plus buyer’s premium).

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Mixing portraits and jewellery is the fashion

04 December 2017

For its 'London Art Week Winter' exhibition, The Weiss Gallery pairs historic painting with contemporary accessories and miniatures.

Ruby book launch

Six snaps from the launch of Joanna Hardy’s book on rubies

30 November 2017

A new book by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy was launched this week at Somerset House.

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Gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s Band of Brothers’ goes to auction

24 November 2017

A gold memorial ring made for one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’ - and containing a lock of the Admiral’s hair - is to be sold at Duke’s of Dorchester on December 7.

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Gold leaf cut from Napoleon’s laurel crown shines at Fontainebleau auction

21 November 2017

A leaf that was once part of the famous laurel crown made for Napoleon for his coronation in 1804 has been sold in France for a hammer price of €500,000 (£443,193).

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Mourning jewellery makes sales to remember

20 November 2017

Anita (1930-2015) and Irvin Garfield Schorsch (1927-2014) were not typical Americana collectors.

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A selection of real gems

20 November 2017

A round-up of recent auction highlights from Anglo-Saxon treasure to a magnificent man in his flying machine.

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Pendant marks brief calm before revolutionary storm

20 November 2017

In May 1789, as the political and financial situation in France grew ever bleaker, Louis XVI was forced to summon the three estates – the clergy, nobility and commoners – who had the power to levy taxes and implement reform.

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Trio of jewellery auction previews

20 November 2017

A selection of stand-out lots from auctions in west London, Mayfair and Gloucestershire.

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Jewels of the real-life Lady Chatterley

20 November 2017

Twelve items of jewellery belonging to Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) – the woman who inspired the DH Lawrence character Lady Chatterley – contributed more than £15,000 to the sale conducted by Woolley & Wallis on October 26.

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